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Bowood House and Gardens

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Bowood House and Gardens

About

Bowood House & Gardens 2018 Open Season 28th March 2018 – 4th November 2018.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the soft play area.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (late April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

Extras

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm & Soft Play Area

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    249
  • Very Good
    131
  • Average
    63
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    12

Recent Reviews:

  • itinerant_too
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful Woodland Walks
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 17th September 2018
    Looking for a gentle stroll on a sunny afternoon we chose Bowood. A great choice. We had a light lunch of baked potatoes and salad before walking around the woods and visiting the house. The hose is... Read full review
  • Gareth D
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Weekend Away
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th September 2018
    What a lovely place Bowood House and gardens are, first time visiting and impressed with house and gardens. The weather not to good but if the sun was out what a fantastic place to sit in the sun... Read full review
  • Philip C
    Wokingham
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    An enjoyable day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th September 2018
    We had watched the Countryfile review of Bowood where it was a venue for selection of winners of a photographic competition. The Countryfile review showed fine gardens which were the prime reason... Read full review
Bowood House and Gardens
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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Opening Times

Open (28 Mar 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

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